Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy-Birthday-To-The-BOSS-Network

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PRESS CONTACTS:
                                                                         Rachel Green-Walker  
Founder & Publicist    
A Brand Called U! PR  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The BOSS Network Celebrates its 2 Year Anniversary with the Launch of: "Behind the Business"
A Real Look at Women in Leadership Documentary Series

Chicago, IL - On Thursday July 7, 2011, The BOSS Network (Bringing Out Successful Sisters) will launch its first ever documentary series entitled "Behind the Business".  

Having committed themselves to changing the way women, as enterprises are viewed amongst the masses, the BOSS Network Founder Cameka Smith was compelled to executively produce a film that highlighted everyday women leaders.

This powerful documentary, which is directed by Mark Tutson, CEO of 3188 Films, will discuss the negative portrayals of female imagery in today's media and express the importance of nourishing positive interactions among women in business.  Filmed onsite at Ten Chicago based establishments; cameras have captured candid expressions and opinions from female leaders on controversial topics such as, "How do they feel women are portrayed in leadership and in the media?" and, "What do you think about the stereotype that women do not support each other in business?"  The documentary also sheds light on "Why it is important to showcase women leaders to our youth", all the while offering words of encouragement to blossoming entrepreneurs.   

The "Behind the Business" documentary special will also serve as a prelude to the BOSS Networks upcoming addition, "Project Boss" (www.projectboss.org); established to match professional women with mentoring programs for youth nationwide.  

Featured in this film are Shay Atkins- CEO of Creative Turkey, Dartesia Pitts- Attorney at Law, Maya Broussard and Chrishon Lampley- Owners of Three Peas Art Gallery, Siobhan Strong- Co-Owner of Deliciously Vintage, Heather Williams and Deanna Morales- Owners of Glam Luxe, Querida Flores and Ruckiya Ross- Owners of August Bloom (Haute Floral Design), Danielle Wideman- Founder/Editor and Chief of Goddess Girl Magazine, Da-Nay Macklin- President of Conquer All Odds Coaching Corporation, Shara Harris- General Counsel at The Hampton Marshall Companies, and Dr. Renee Matthews- CEO at Matthews Entertainment.

WHAT: "Behind the Business" A Real Look At Women In Leadership
WHEN: Monday, July 7, 2011 7pm Film Preview 8pm Film Discussion
WHERE:  ICON Theatre, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd

RSVP media credentials to Rachel Green-Walker at
rachel@abcupr.com by Tuesday July. 5th.

About The BOSS Network  The BOSS Network was founded by Cameka Smith and is a community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.  In 2010, Forbes.com named BOSS amongst the Top 100 Websites and one of the 10 Best Career Sites for Women.

For more information, please visit www.thebossnetwork.org 
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Check Out This Young BOSS

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Leanna Archer 

Founder and CEO of Leanna's Inc. 


As the youngest person to ever ring the NASDAQ Stock Market opening Bell, Leanna Archer has been recognized as a Teen CEO to watch. At the tender age of 9 years old, Leanna became the CEO of her own hair product line, Leanna’s Inc. With her great grandmother’s secret recipe, Leanna decided to bottle, package and sell the hair products that had been in her family for generations. Today, at 15 years old, Leanna is running a successful enterprise that yields over $100,000 in revenues per year.


Not only is Leanna a successful Teen Entrepreneur, but she is also a voice of inspiration for today’s youth. Leanna is a motivational speaker and has dedicated her time to the enrichment and progressive movement of today’s teens. She has been a speaker at the Black Enterprise’s Teenpreneur’s Conference, has been a panelist at the “ What Makes A young Champion” Forum in Singapore, and was a speaker at the  2009 NAACP Youth Workshop, where she was honored for her entrepreneurialism. Apple has even sought after Leanna and requested her attendance at the 2010 Education Leadership Summit, an invite-only forum gathering hundreds of Education executives dedicated to bringing innovation and technology to the classroom.


With all of her amazing success and accomplishments, Leanna has Recognized the importance of altruism and has support many philanthropic as well as humanitarian efforts. In 2008, Leanna founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for underpriviledged children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.


Leanna’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Leanna has been profiled in some of the most powerful business publications including Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET. Leanna was recognized by Janet Jackson and management team, she met with them at the Radio City Hall and Janet is scheduling a trip to Haiti with Leanna later on this year to her Foundation.


Leanna is a true Entrepreneur and has defied all odds by starting at such an early age. While her entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen have allowed her to take charge in the boardroom, her youthful exuberance and resolve has granted her the ability to inspire and motivate a whole new generation of emerging thinkers. Leanna is a beacon of hope for young teen who aspire to run their own businesses, no matter how young they are.